The History Of Ice-Cream In The USSR

The History Of Ice-Cream In The USSR

In this post we will tell you a bit about the history of ice-cream in the world and about its history in the USSR in more details!

The history of ice-cream is very ancient and fascinating. The firs ice-cream appeared in Antique Greece or in Rome, and in Ancient China – 5000 years ago. They were eating pieces of snow and ice mixed with slices of orange, lemon and pomegranate. The recipes were kept in secret until they were disclosed 100BCE.

The History Of Ice-Cream In The USSR

In Germany ice-cream appeared in 1765. The very Napoleon was among ice-cream fans.

The History Of Ice-Cream In The USSR

The History Of Ice-Cream In The USSR

In the 18th century ice-cream appeared in England too. Since that time, in the production of ice-cream frozen whipped cream is used.

The History Of Ice-Cream In The USSR

In the USA the firs ice-cream appeared in 1774, together with the English settlers.

The History Of Ice-Cream In The USSR

The first ice-cream factory in the USSR was built in about 1937 by Anastas Mikoyan’s order. The head of food department claimed that ice-cream must be produced massively and sold at a reasonable price. The first Soviet ice-cream was made on the US equipment on the 4th of November, 1937.

The History Of Ice-Cream In The USSR

The History Of Ice-Cream In The USSR

The History Of Ice-Cream In The USSR

Some posters of 1937.

The History Of Ice-Cream In The USSR

The History Of Ice-Cream In The USSR

In 1941 the Ice-Cream Production State Standard was instituted. Soviet ice-cream became popular not only in the USSR, but outside it. By the way this very standard is now one of the strictest in the whole world.

The History Of Ice-Cream In The USSR

1957 – Youth Festival in Moscow.

The History Of Ice-Cream In The USSR

The History Of Ice-Cream In The USSR

Moscow, Tsvetochnii boulevard, 1959.

The History Of Ice-Cream In The USSR

But since 1966 ice-cream began to be produced not by the State Standard, but by interrepublic tech conditions, and since 1980 – by the trade standard. So it became not so qualitative and natural.

The History Of Ice-Cream In The USSR

The History Of Ice-Cream In The USSR

The History Of Ice-Cream In The USSR

In 1986 100-point grade of dairy products merit rating was excluded. Since 1990 ice-cream began to be imported. The mass-imported product was of quite a low quality.

The History Of Ice-Cream In The USSR

By the way in the Urals there was tomato ice-cream, and in Moscow – winy ice cream!

The History Of Ice-Cream In The USSR

So to say, ice-cream which was so healthy and delicious in the USSR is now sunk into oblivion. Those who were lucky to enjoy it can now only recall the taste and tell the younger generation about it…

The History Of Ice-Cream In The USSR

The History Of Ice-Cream In The USSR

The History Of Ice-Cream In The USSR

The History Of Ice-Cream In The USSR

The History Of Ice-Cream In The USSR

The History Of Ice-Cream In The USSR

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  2. S.Bunker here
    I, myself am a huge fan of ice cream. With addition of child’s tears it’s truly delicious! Delicious!
    *rubs his moustache*

  3. Hey, the Petrocholod Factory in Saint Petersburg still produces icecream, like in “good old times”. They are still producing it with machines and technology from 1966. They are still using dairy milk instead of milk powder.
    You should try it when you’re in St. Petersburg.

  4. Well its a rare day for my not to have a scoop or two or three of Ice Cream. And I am 55. We here in the US always had an over abundance of Dairy, You go to a super market here and well you can go nuts with the favors these days. My grandmother use to make it and old hand cranked churn. It was Vanlla to die for. Cream from her own Cows. And she spoke both Polish and Russian to boot.

  5. I’m from Lithuania, and I can still remember that taste while I was a kid. Nowdays I realy miss it and there is nothing like that.

  6. The best ice cream has always been homemade ice cream with all natural ingredients. Not the ice cream you buy at the store, which is full of artificial flavors and colors. Thanks for sharing these photos and history. 🙂

  7. In the US, Ben + Jerry’s is one of a dozen premium brands. Their secret is much more flavor ingredients than other brands. There are many small makers who use very high milkfat levels for extra creamy product.

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